“The present day chemist, as he begins to tread the soil where stood the ancient alchemist, tells us that light and heat are simply the rates of motion of a substance that does not travel from star to star or from sun to planet, but vibrates in its place at rates directed by the Eternal Word. This substance, aerial or etheric, does not travel it is everywhere present the body of omnipresent being.
Men now dare assert that there is no evidence that the sun is hot, but that there is evidence that the sun is the dynamo of the Solar System and so vibrates the etheric substance that light, heat, cold and gravitation are produced not as entities separate from the universal elements, but as results or effects produced by different rates of motion of the molecules of the wire molecular motion or of the air or etheric substance, as in wireless telegraphy.
Another ancient belief, now obsolete, is the progression of man in a better state of existence after death or cessation of bodily functions. This idea had its origin in the fallacy that there were grades of goodness in the Divine Mind, and that somehow we are not treated right during earth life, and that, in consequence, we must be rewarded by an easy berth ‘over there.’ But we now see quite clearly that the great cause of life and all its operations would be unjust to withhold from its sons and daughters for one moment anything that belonged to them. If the Cause ever does wrong, we see no reason why it should repent and do right. If the Cause ever failed in the least particular to give just dues, it may do so again at any time. The ‘better state of existence” mentioned above can only come through wisdom obtained here and now; thus will man “work out his own salvation.’”
The just read excerpt came from the book God-Man: The Word Made Flesh, 1920, p. 30, which was written by Dr. George Carey.
So Mote It Be!
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